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Mostar youth raise their voice against divisions and discrimination and forms Coalition against Hate

Category
Mission Activity
Date(s)
Subject
Community policing
Subject
Community policing
Date(s)
Keywords
hate crime, discrimination

Summary

On 1 March in Mostar, the Mission supported the official establishment of Coalition against Hate. The Mostar Coalition thereby joined the existing network of Mission-supported Coalitions against Hate across BiH. The Mission introduced this concept in 2013 to support citizens in preventive activities, incident response and alternatives to hate through projects and co-operation with local authorities. The Mostar Coalition used the occasion of marking Zero Discrimination Day to announce their active engagement in the promotion of tolerance, social cohesion and the fight against discrimination and hate crimes. Moreover, as guests, youth organizations from Sarajevo and Banja Luka joined a march for peace in Mostar, bringing both sides of the city together at the rebuilt Old Bridge, an important symbol of post-war unity among constituent people in Mostar. The establishment of this Coalition against Hate is especially significant considering Mostar’s past ethnic divisions and the lack of elections since 2008 due to on-going disagreement among ruling political parties.

Information

Added on
30 May 2017
Origin
OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina
Keywords
hate crime, discrimination
Rights
OSCE